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Me

Woke up this morning, though I wasn't planning on doing so. Not much to do today. House is clean, pretty much. Kitchen is squeaky clean. Did some reading, which is a pretty decent waste of time. Food was fast: nuked leftovers.

Others

Best wishes to badvogato, the sole reason I'm rated master.
I still miss badvogato.org. Segfault is bored too *mmrruaaggh bluh!*.

Work

Nope, not till next week.
Wonder what piles of nastiness will be heaped upon us this year. Last years load certainly managed to keep us fully occupied.

Book

Das Schloss (Kafka). Still doesn't make sense, but that's the idea of the book anyway, so that makes sense.

News

The usual bombings and massacres. On a bright note: even as late as today some survivors were still found in the ruins of Bam. And of course no opportunity is missed to raise the flag. Pretty insensitive imho, but probably nobody had even thought that the locals might have some feelings concerning their presence and visibility thereof. However sactions agains Iran have been suspended for 90 days, which is a good thing. Hmmm, I should transfer some funds myself...

Whatever

Hey, I found a cd that was not listed yet in freedb. Wheee! Whatever.
Converting my cd's to ogg, about 75% done now. Connected my computer to the hifiset and found out how to get all 4 speakers to make the appropriate noises. Gamix is a seriously evil, ugly app.

Quote

Objective reality is a synthetic construct, dealing with a hypothetical universalization of a multitude of subjective realties (P.K.Dick)

Reading:
Cities in Flight: all in all a very good read, but a weak end
Babel-17: wonderfully weird and exiting
Empire Star: absolutely brilliant, lovely philosophical and creative
todo: Das Schloss - Franz Kafka (30% to go); Inversions - Ian Banks; Handbook of Applied Cryptography - Menezes, van Oorschot, Vanstone (chapters 2 and 3 for now); various security related readme's and howto's

House:
Cleaned the bathroom. I've actually got to see white tiles again

Work:
Yeah, right. Not until next year.

Truth! Ha! There is only one truth and you've just read it.

Reading: Cities in Flight - James Blish
Pretty good so far.

need more tea.....

12 Dec 2003 (updated 12 Dec 2003 at 20:50 UTC) »

Sudden departure
Stricken community
Public tribute
Connection
Addio

another year, another entry

Wow, I still exist!
??? master ???
How did that happen?

badvogato is a cool place.
Too bad posting isn't working too great right now.
24 Apr 2002 (updated 24 Apr 2002 at 13:17 UTC) »

still alive
wrists still hurt a bit (sometimes)
so, vgap in python still on hold. only unpack and maketurn sofar.
24 Aug 2000 (updated 12 Nov 2005 at 10:18 UTC) »

silly ideas abound

Just found Linux Magazine in the mail. Now I have to figure out when I'm going to read it

Met some old friends Monday-evening I hadn't seen for a while. Weird shit, talked for a while with one of them, then with another, and yet another etc. Couple of hours later I've spoken three people, one guy two girls, all hit with RSI, badly. Hit hard and quick. One of the girls managed to screw up both her arms within two weeks. Scary stuff, I mean I know these guys, and all of a sudden, bang! Three of them. Not able to work (or do much else for that matter) for months, maybe up to a year. And they're probably not the last I'll here of. I think this is going to hit a lot of people. Brr, do I still want to work 8 hours a day on a keyboard (and tinker several hours at home each night)? Psychological stress seems to be an influence, so I'll better try to get happy fast and stay that way (man, what a depressing thought ;-) ).

Ok, tonight is party time again, two nights down, two to go. I hope I'll last....
Yesterday was pretty damn good.

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